France's Corsairfly to shed 25% of workforce

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French holiday carrier Corsairfly is to shed 380 personnel, around 25% of its workforce, as part of its restructuring programme.

The airline, which is among the in-house carriers of TUI Group, is cutting back capacity and the staff reductions will be particularly aimed at its flight attendants.

Corsairfly is planning to withdraw half of its Boeing 747-400 fleet, and replace them with smaller types.

A consultant to the airline, close to its efficiency plan, confirms that 380 staff will be affected but adds that numbers will be reduced over two years through a voluntary scheme.

"This is a long voluntary plan," he says, adding that a similar scheme was put in place at Air France. "We can expect a very successful plan."

Corsairfly has yet to secure the approval from unions. The next meeting to discuss the programme will be held on 10 June. "The beginning of the plan will come when the unions answer," says the consultant.